Monday, October 22, 2007

My Birthday Cake - Chocolate Orange Flourless Cake

Last week during my usual blog hoping I came across this recipe and I liked it. It has chocolate in it and thats more than enough reason for me to fall in love with it. The recipe was pretty simple and easy to prepare. Since it does not use butter I think its healthy too. I wasnt sure how it would turn out and was worried if it would turn out hard, more like a browny as it does not use both butter and flour. On the contrary it was very very moist and fruity.

After the first bite, I thought that it needed more sugar but after a few bites I fell in love with it. It tastes light, moist, fresh, fruity and yummy. For those of you who like your cakes real sweet you can add a ganache frosting or serve it with a creme anglais sauce.



Coming to the reason for this cake, it was my Birthday on Sunday. I wanted to bake my own birthday cake and my husband offered to help. So we decided to bake it together. I followed the recipe as it is from here.




Since I do not have a food processor, we cooked the oranges till they turned soft and blended them coarsely in my blender. It was not clear from the recipe if I had to skin the almonds before powdering, so I decided to powder whole almonds with the skin on(read less work). Be careful while powdering almonds as they can become oily easily. Also the next time I would cut down the cooking time by boiling the oranges in a pressure cooker. I added grated orange rind on top for decoration. I guess it can also be drizzled with white chocolate.




Since it was my birthday, we served the cake with some fresh fruits to make it special. We served it with warm fresh peaches. Heat chopped peaches, sprinkled with sugar in a saucepan till soft. I also added half a cup of freshly squeezed orange juice to the pan. The result was a gooey fruit sauce perect with the orange based cake.



My birthday cake ready to be hogged.

23 comments:

Manisha said...

Happy Birthday!! I hope you had a wonderful day!

The cake looks delightful and I couldn't believe that it has no flour or butter in it! I've bookmarked the recipe and it is definitely worth trying!

Cinnamon said...

Happy Birthday!!! And wish you more wonderful years ahead!!!

The cake looks wonderful and inviting!

Padmaja said...

hey deepz
happy birthday and hope u are having an amazing time!! and hey i never knew we can make a cake without flour n butter

sunita said...

Happy belated birthday...hope you had a great day...the cake looks amazing...a must try indeed.

Raaga said...

we are a day apart :-) belated wishes

bindiya said...

Cake looks yum! but u did not mention the recipe???

Rajitha said...

happy birthday...have a great day!!

sra said...

Happy Birthday! I baked an almond-orange flourless cake for my blog anniversary - it didn't bake too well in the centre but the sides were okay!

TBC said...

Belated birthday wishes! The cake looks lovely. That recipe has been on my " to make" list for a couple of months now. Never got around to making it.

Mishmash ! said...

Belated b;day wishes :)
Cake is something to try for...looks like quite a healthy one !

bee said...

happy birthday. the cake looks lovely. chocolate-orange is a magical combo.

Tee said...

Happy B'day, Deepz! Cake looks delicious and did you say no butter...wonderful! :)

Rina said...

happy B'day and thx for this cake.

remya said...

belated wishes dear!!! lovely n healthy cake...

TheCooker said...

Happy Birthday!
No butter or flour...must try.

Pravs said...

Happy b'day to you. Cake without flour and butter is amazing...a must try. Looks good.

Suganya said...

Chocolate and Orange is an unbeatable combo. Happy B'Day Deepz!

Srivalli said...

Many happy returns of the day!..cale looks great

Kribha said...

Belated B'day wishes Deepz. Hope you had a great day especially with that nice fruity cake.

Deepz said...

Thank you all for your loving wishes. Yes the cake is without butter and flour and turned out quite moist and soft. Also the chocolate orange combo tasted great. Next time I might increase the chocolate a bit for the chocoholic in me. Thanks guys once again.

Sharmi said...

My belated happy b'day wishes Deepa! cake looks very nice!

As I like it said...

Cake looks yummy! The garnishing contrasts the cake & looks lovely. Hope u had a great day!

s.j.simon said...

lol. did you know that chocolate was banned in switzerland for many years. read this